22 days in Tennessee Itinerary

22 days in Tennessee Itinerary

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22 days in Tennessee Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Memphis
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Jackson
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Nashville
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ocoee
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Maryville
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Gatlinburg
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  15​h
End: Edinburgh

3
nights
Memphis

Memphis ©
The largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis bills itself as both the "Birthplace of Rock" and "Home of the Blues." With such a rich musical heritage, it shouldn't come as a surprise that Elvis Presley chose to live in Memphis during his later years.
Popular historic sites such as National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel and The Peabody Ducks are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art and Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Sun Studio, see the interesting displays at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, make a trip to Graceland, and take an in-depth tour of Mud Island.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Memphis trip itinerary planning app .

Edinburgh, UK to Memphis is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Edinburgh to Memphis, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in September, expect Memphis to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jackson.

Things to do in Memphis

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Graceland ©
Graceland
Sun Studio ©
Sun Studio

3
nights
Jackson

Jackson ©
Jackson is the county seat of Madison County, Tennessee. Shiloh National Military Park and Ames Plantation are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Pinson Mounds State Park and Casey Jones Mini Golf. Get out of town with these interesting Jackson side-trips: National Bird Dog Museum (in Grand Junction), Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School (in Brownsville) and Shiloh National Cemetery (in Shiloh). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Rusty's TV and Movie Car Museum, sample the fine beverages at Samuel T Bryant Distillery LLC, and contemplate the long history of Casey Jones Village.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jackson day trip app .

Drive from Memphis to Jackson in 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Jackson when traveling from Memphis in September, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Nashville.

Things to do in Jackson

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Grand Junction, Shiloh National Military Park, Tina Turner Museum @ Flagg Grove School, Pinson Mounds State Park
Highlights from your plan
Shiloh National Military Park ©
Shiloh National Military Park
Pinson Mounds State Park ©
Pinson Mounds State Park
Ames Plantation ©
Ames Plantation

4
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Known as the capital of country music, the thriving city of Nashville combines old-world southern charm with a progressive urban flair.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. Museum-lovers will appreciate Lotz House Museum and Carnton. Explore Nashville's surroundings by going to Bowie Nature Park (in Fairview) and Franklin (Franklin Glassblowing Studio, McLemore House, & more). There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Grand Ole Opry, see the interesting displays at The Johnny Cash Museum & Cafe, brush up on your military savvy at Military Branch of Tennessee State Museum, and contemplate the long history of Belle Meade Plantation.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nashville online day trip planner .

Getting from Jackson to Nashville by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September in Nashville, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ocoee.

Things to do in Nashville

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Franklin, Bowie Nature Park
Highlights from your plan
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ©
Lotz House Museum ©
Lotz House Museum
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage ©
Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

2
nights
Ocoee

Ocoee ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Adventures Unlimited and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Charles Hall Museum, then do a tasting at Savannah Oaks Winery, and then explore the activities along Ocoee Outdoors, Inc..

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ocoee trip maker website .

Drive from Nashville to Ocoee in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Ocoee. In September, daytime highs in Ocoee are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Maryville.

Things to do in Ocoee

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Savannah Oaks Winery, Charles Hall Museum
Highlights from your plan
Adventures Unlimited ©
Adventures Unlimited
River Rafting & Tubing
Savannah Oaks Winery ©
Savannah Oaks Winery

2
nights
Maryville

Maryville ©
Maryville is a city and the county seat of Blount County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): hike along Abrams Falls Trail, cruise along Rich Mountain Road, and then admire all the interesting features of Cades Cove. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Maryville Farmers Market, identify plant and animal life at Citico Wildlife Wilderness, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bald River Falls.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Maryville trip planning website .

You can drive from Ocoee to Maryville in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Maryville are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gatlinburg.

Things to do in Maryville

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Bald River Falls, Citico Wildlife Wilderness
Highlights from your plan
Bald River Falls ©
Bald River Falls
Cades Cove ©
Cades Cove
Abrams Falls Trail ©
Abrams Falls Trail

6
nights
Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg ©
Nestled in the lush, wooded forests of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s premier mountain resort destination.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Walker Sisters' Cabin. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Titanic Museum Attraction and Little Greenbrier School. Get out of town with these interesting Gatlinburg side-trips: River Rafting & Tubing (in Hartford) and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail & Clingmans Dome). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Sugarlands Distilling Company, hike along Alum Cave Trail, stroll through Charlies Bunion, and identify plant and animal life at Roaring Fork.

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You can drive from Maryville to Gatlinburg in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gatlinburg

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Titanic Museum Attraction, River Rafting & Tubing
Highlights from your plan
Sugarlands Distilling Company ©
Sugarlands Distilling Company
River Rafting & Tubing
Roaring Fork ©
Roaring Fork

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